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Guide to Making Delicious Oreo Dirt Cake

After my homemade dirt cups became a hit at my son’s birthday party, I thought of using a similar recipe for making dirt cakes. Oreos are an all-time favorite of kids and they have been used generously in this dessert, making it simply mouth-watering. The other ingredients further enhance and balance the taste. More details are given below.

Oreo Dirt Cake
Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe

Oreo Dirt Cake Recipe

When you got to make a yum dessert for your guests at the last minute, this simple recipe could be a lifesaver. The dirt cake has a fluffy, cheesy chocolate pudding center with a layer of crushed Oreos on the outside to pack in some crunch.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 People


  • 1 package Oreos
  • 2 boxes instant white chocolate or vanilla pudding (3.3 oz box size)
  • 16 oz cool whip
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter or Margarine
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Crush the Oreos into small pieces.
  • Place 2/3rds of the crushed Oreos at the base of a 9×13 pan. Set it aside.
  • Combine the cream cheese and butter until the mixture becomes smooth, devoid of lumps.
  • Add powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set it aside.
  • Mix pudding, milk and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  • Fold in this mixture with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour it over the Oreo layer
  • Sprinkle the remaining Oreos over the cake.
  • Let it set for around 4 hours in the refrigerator till serving time

Decoration Ideas

  • If you are making this cake for a birthday, you can top it with some gummy worms to endear it to kids. It can also be a great dessert idea for a Halloween party.
Oreo Gummy Worm Dirt Cake

You can store the leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container and enjoy them for around 3-5 days. Also, you can mix and match your favorite flavors of Oreos while making this cake. Since the dish is served cold, it suits summer gatherings.

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